Matemwe Retreat

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Situated in Matemwe, this accomodation enjoys unspoilt views through palm trees of the Indian Ocean and Mnemba Island. Wooden walkways allow guests of the Retreat to access the main lodge should they wish to use any of the facilities or dine in the restaurant.

Matemwe is just 60 minutes drive from Stone Town, allowing for easy day trips and excursions to all corners of this fascinating island. One of the main attractions of Matemwe is the world class diving at Mnemba Atoll. This is one of the best places for snorkeling and diving off Zanzibar, with a high chance of seeing turtles and wild dolphins in addition to the diverse and colourful coral reef fish.

Matemwe is known famous for its fine white sand beaches, the contrasting colours of the Indian Ocean and the beauty of the coral reef around the Mnemba Island.

Accommodation consists consists of four self-contained, private villas, each with uninterrupted views of the turquoise Indian Ocean. The villas have been designed to cater for those looking for pure escapism and total privacy, as they feature in- house dining and private butler service. The villas were constructed by local craftsmen using local materials wherever possible: walls were made of local stone and the roof of Makuti thatch. Most of the furniture was made from locally produced coconut wood, while the soft furnishings were produced by Zanzibari women.

Dining can be enjoyed in the privacy of your villa or at the main lodge. The chef stops by each day to introduce the special Retreat menu suggestions and the fresh catches of the day, the speciality of Matemwe's acclaimed cuisine.


Around the place
  • Laundry service
  • Towel and linen service
  • Chef
  • Kitchen
  • Housekeeper
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Water sports centre


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